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The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501176722
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Published: Atria Books - November 19th, 2019

“Gareth Russell has chosen a handful of passengers on the doomed liner and by training a spotlight on every detail of their lives, he has given us a meticulous, sensitive, and at times harsh picture of the early 20th century in Britain and America.


The Zookeepers' War: An Incredible True Story from the Cold War Cover Image
By J.W. Mohnhaupt, Shelley Frisch (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501188497
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019

The unbelievable true story of the Cold War’s strangest proxy war, fought between the zoos on either side of the Berlin Wall.

“The liveliness of Mohnhaupt’s storytelling and the wonderful eccentricity of his subject matter make this book well worth a read.” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Living in West Berlin in the 1960s often


Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780345803122
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Published: Vintage - November 26th, 2019

From the author of Queen of Fashion--a glittering look at fin-de-siècle Paris through the three women who inspired Proust's supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes.


The King and the Catholics: England, Ireland, and the Fight for Religious Freedom, 1780-1829 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525564836
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Published: Anchor - November 12th, 2019

In the eighteenth century, the Catholics of England lacked many basic freedoms under the law: they could not serve in political office, buy or inherit land, or be married by the rites of their own religion.


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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631494963
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Published: Liveright - November 5th, 2019

“A riveting crash course not only in the history of London from prehistoric times to the present, but also in urban geography and how to read a living environment from organic clues.” —Elizabeth Lowry, Wall Street Journal


Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984880253
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Published: Viking - October 29th, 2019

“The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking.” —Ken Follett


How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631496240
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Published: Liveright - October 22nd, 2019

Offensive language, insolent behavior, slights, brawls, and scandals come alive in Ruth Goodman’s uproarious history for mischievous Anglophiles.


The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781627792141
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Published: Metropolitan Books - October 8th, 2019

From the “master of historical narrative” (Financial Times), a dazzling, richly detailed, panoramic work—the first to document the genesis of a continent-wide European culture.


The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia's Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541730168
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 8th, 2019

The authors of The Red Web examine the shifting role of Russian expatriates throughout history, and their complicated, unbreakable relationship with the mother country--be it antagonistic or far too chummy.


Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of King Edward Longshanks Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781643131948
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 1st, 2019

Revealing the truth behind the life of a royal princess in medieval England, the colorful story of the five remarkable daughters of King Edward I.


History of Britain and Ireland: The Definitive Visual Guide Cover Image
By DK
$29.99
ISBN: 9781465482471
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Published: DK - October 8th, 2019

From the Roman conquest of 43 CE to the Norman conquest of 1066, and from the Elizabethan age to the Iraq and Afghan wars of the 21st century, DK's History of Britain and Ireland traces the key events that have shaped Great Britain and Ireland from earliest times to the present day.


The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735222625
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Published: Penguin Books - October 8th, 2019

A gripping narrative history of Napoleon Bonaparte's ten-month exile on the Mediterranean island of Elba


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